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Arby’s one step closer to Woodland Park location

Published: April 21, 2014, 12:26 pm, by Matt Steiner

Arby's_new_logo_2013There’s just one more hurdle to cross before an Arby’s fast-food restaurant will likely come to Woodland Park.

According to Woodland Park City Clerk Cindy Morse, the conditional use permit was approved at the April 17 city council meeting and will be the subject of a public hearing at the May 1 meeting.

The Arby’s Restaurant would move into the building at 407 E. Highway 24 where the Tabeguache Steakhouse currently resides. The permit application by U.S. Beef Corporation went before the planning commission in the Teller County town of more than 7,500 on April 10. U.S. Beef is the “world’s largest Arby’s franchisee,” according to its website. The corporation owns more than 320 Arby’s Restaurants in eight states, including some in the Colorado Springs area.

According to a report published by the Pikes Peak Courier View, Tabequache Steakhouse owner Fred Bocklesby leases the building and said the owners have had the location up for sale for three years. The report said Brocklesby is looking to relocate his business.